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    Default Weekly Poll: Do you have a dedicated homeschool area in your home?

    We don't. We have homeschool "stuff" all over the house.

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    I said yes because I have all of our homeschool stuff in my desk/office area and they have a homeschool/playroom where they keep all their stuff. We school all over, though. Mostly outside lately because it's the nicest time of year right now. When it's too hot, you'll most likely find us doing school from bed.
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    Nope. It took place just about anywhere, even the bathroom when dd decided to do a science project on germs and cultured different areas of the bathroom.
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    Homeschool "area"? Yeah, I guess. The dining room doubles as the library and all the homeschool materials are on a few of the shelves in there.

    But it's not a "homeschool room." It's multi-purpose. And the kids often do work in the living room and the basement den and sometimes their own rooms upstairs.
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    We parceled off a third of the living room back before we started homeschooling for a dedicated kid-crap area. We got her big Apple computer about that time, so we went a little Ikea-happy with the very naive idea that her art supplies and toys would, you know, maybe stay in one spot.

    Well, I will say it's convenient for school. It's an L-shaped desktop with two large bookcases. All three of us can work in it if we choose. But the couch is really conveniently located adjacent to this zone...as is the front porch with its daybed...lots of flopping going on
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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    We are all over our house with homeschooling stuff. Our decorating style is bookshelves and kid art. With 7 kids in 1160 square feet we have to utilize all the space we have! I would love to have a separate living room and family room one of these days to have a separation of rowdy activity vs. quiet study area. Our bedrooms offer a bit of that, but not enough. It gets easier when the weather is nicer, then we can spread out a bit more.
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    I put "other" because we DO have a dedicated area to homeschool, but actual homeschooling rarely happens there. It usually happens at the dining room table, or the living room floor, or in the kitchen. Sometimes even in the utility room or outside. And frequently in the office. Or curled up in Tech's room. But, in the actual area where we have a homeschooling desk, map, and stuff set up? nope, not usually.

    So "yes" we do have a dedicated homeschool area set up. "No" we don't have an actual area where we usually homeschool. :-)

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    We don't have a single area, but we've settled into patterns of doing certain activities in certain places. So where we need pen and paper for maths or drawing we use the dining table, and keep files of stuff near there. The kids computer is near there too. So that's kind of a main area.

    But as much gets done in general discussions that spiral off into talking about history, philosophy, politics and life. That could be in the car, or the kitchen, or in my home-office with DS sprawled on the guest bed asking difficult questions.

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    When we moved into a home large enough I set aside some space for the homeschooling stuff. We never used it. I ended up moving more bookshelves and maps to our common sitting areas. To the places where we usually hang out. Our world map is next to the dining table. It has been great for dinner table discussions as we talk about world events.
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    Kinda - we have a breakfast area that is mainly unfurnished because we moved into a house too big for all our furniture. It's not a homeschool area, it's supposed to be DH's bar once we get around to doing anything about that!
    4th year of homeschooling DS, now 9!

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